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"echo" in American English

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echonoun [C]

 us   /ˈek·oʊ/ (plural echoes)
  • echo noun [C] (SOUND)

a sound that is heard again after it has been reflected off a surface such as a wall or a cliff: The cave was filled with the echoes of our voices.
  • echo noun [C] (SIMILAR QUALITY)

a quality or other detail that is similar to and makes you remember something else: The son’s behavior is a clear echo of his father’s.

echoverb

 us   /ˈek·oʊ/ (present tense echoes, present participle echoing, past tense and past participle echoed)
  • echo verb (MAKE SOUNDS)

[I] to fill a place with repeating sounds, or to be filled with these sounds: The sound of footsteps echoed through the hall.
  • echo verb (REPEAT)

[T] to express or think what someone else has said or thought: Brownell’s comments echoed the opinion of the majority of the commission members.
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"echo" in British English

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echonoun [C]

uk   /ˈek.əʊ/  us   /ˈek.oʊ/ (plural echoes)
  • echo noun [C] (SOUND)

C2 a sound that is heard after it has been reflected off a surface such as a wall or a cliff: The echoes of his scream sounded in the cave for several seconds. Thick carpet would reduce the echo in this hallway.

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echoverb

uk   /ˈek.əʊ/  us   /ˈek.oʊ/
  • echo verb (SOUND)

C2 [I] If a sound echoes or a place echoes with a sound, you hear the sound again because you are in a large, empty space: The sound of footsteps echoed around the hall. Suddenly, the building echoed with the sound of gunfire.

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